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    My bioactive ball python enclosure 6 months on

    So Wobs has been living in her bioactive Viv for about 6 months now and she seems to love it. The springtails and tropical grey woodlice have spread throughout the whole place but luckily the bean weavels died off (they managed to escape and kept finding them around the house).

    The plants.
    Some of the plants have done really well but afew have died and been replaced. My little tree is surprisingly strong it seems too loose afew leaves in one go but I assume Wobs has a part to play in that. I haven't managed too well with any moss but the humidity seems find without having to use it, but every time I have had it in it seems to die quickly I thing it's too hot. I've tried where possible to use the sturdy plants as protection for the weaker ones again has worked well for some and not others.

    I've had 2 aloe Vera plants since the start and both are still alive. The one towards the front of the tank I have just put there as you can see it's not got much colour in it from not getting light behind the rocks.

    Unfortunately Wobs is hiding in her hide under the rock formation so she isn't in the pics :-(

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    I love this! Always been intrigued by having a little ecosystem for a BP home. Great job.

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    Thank you for sharing...it's really beautiful, & I suspect it will always be a "work in progress" (as some things just do better than others).
    I admire your courage to take this on and I hope both you & your snake continue to enjoy it.

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    Really nice !!! So natural!!!

    what is your cleaning routine and all when the doo doo goes down?!

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    Looks amazing, great job!!
    -Annie and the snakes

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    Re: My bioactive ball python enclosure 6 months on

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    Really nice !!! So natural!!!

    what is your cleaning routine and all when the doo doo goes down?!
    Thanks, its generally covered in spring-tails when i find it, some times i just bury it if its big i take it out. ive had a lump off poo and a little urates thing under some leaves for just over 2 weeks and its virtually gone. when you slide open the glass the smell of the flowers is lovely

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    Beautiful set up!
    The one thing I found that you can count on about Balls is that they are consistent about their inconsistentcy.

    1.2 Coastal Carpet Pythons
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    0.1 Normal Ball Python, Elvira, 2001
    0.1 Olive (Aussie) Python, Olivia, 2017

    Please excuse the spelling in my posts. Auto-Correct is my worst enema.

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    hey! this thread made it into the BHB newsletter email! it's well deserved; VERY beautiful set-up!

    it's kind of cool to know BHB is aware of us.
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    this is great! i also love your elevated hide over there on the left. very nice touch!
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    Re: My bioactive ball python enclosure 6 months on

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    hey! this thread made it into the BHB newsletter email! it's well deserved; VERY beautiful set-up!

    it's kind of cool to know BHB is aware of us.
    Hey wow that's awesome but what's BHB? Just did a little search and couldn't work out what it stands for.
    I've got bad news about my setup though I've had to diamantle it.
    The aquatic safe silicon I used that was meant to be able to be fully submerged in water had broken down so water leaked. Had to fully remove everything and re seal the vivarium. :-( I will do a thread on it soon.
    It is nice to hear this forum is well heard of though and other people want to highlight are topics on here

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